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Parenting Resource Center

Positive parenting leads to positive futures for generations to come.
American SPCC provides parenting education and support as the most effective way to support families and nurture children.
The following resources are made possible through contributions by child and family advocates like you.

Positive Parenting

Parents are the number one role model in their kid’s life. When children are nurtured and positively guided through childhood they thrive and grow into happy, healthy, and productive adults.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that happen during childhood. What happens during childhood shapes who kids become as adults.

Brain Story

Brain health (including risk for physical and mental illness) is determined by more than just our genes. Learn how early experiences affect a child’s developing brain from birth into adulthood.

Child Safety

Children have the right to be nurtured and protected from violence and abuse. Learn how to protect your kids and keep them safe.

Children’s Mental Health

Being mentally healthy during childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. 

Children’s Health

Healthy habits throughout childhood are crucial in shaping the adults of the tomorrow.  Learn more about how parents and caregivers can provide productive habits in children through nutritional guidance and physical activity.

Foster Care & Adoption

Over 437,000 children are currently in the US foster care system & over 118,000 children are waiting to be adopted. Most will age-out or never be adopted. All children deserve a forever home.

Fatherhood

Fatherhood in America is changing. Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house. Learn more about modern Fatherhood and it’s crucial influence on a child’s life.

LGBTQ+ Youth

Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGBTQ+) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Learn more about how a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth is important for their overall mental and physical health.

Bullying & Cyberbullying

A staggering 20% to 70% of kids say they have been bullied, cyberbullied, or have witnessed bullying.  Learn what bullying is, its impact, and what you can do to help.

Child Abuse & Neglect

Child Abuse is not only physical abuse. It covers emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, trafficking, shaken baby syndrome, and domestic violence. Learn the signs.

COVID-19

When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Learn More about how parents and caregivers can provide better support to their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dadditude – The Happy Dad App

Dadditude helps the modern father feel validated in their struggle as fathers while providing research-backed content guides.

The Happy Child Parenting App

Backed by cutting-edge research from top parenting experts in the field, The Happy Child is a new kind of parenting app to help families forge deeper bonds with their children.

Trusted Parenting Network

The Trusted Parenting Network harnesses the power of the internet to further American SPCC’s mission of bringing meaningful parenting support to families across the globe.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that happen during childhood. What happens during childhood shapes who kids become as adults.

Brain Story

Brain health (including risk for physical and mental illness) is determined by more than just our genes. Learn how early experiences affect a child’s developing brain from birth into adulthood.

Toddler boy playing with firetruck on couch

Children’s Health

Healthy habits throughout childhood are crucial in shaping the adults of the tomorrow.  Learn more about how parents and caregivers can provide productive habits in children through nutritional guidance and physical activity.

Fatherhood

Fatherhood in America is changing. Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house. Learn more about modern Fatherhood and it’s crucial influence on a child’s life.

LGBTQ+ Youth

Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGBTQ+) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Learn more about how a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth is important for their overall mental and physical health.

Toddler boy playing with firetruck on couch

COVID-19

When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Learn More about how parents and caregivers can provide better support to their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dadditude – The Happy Dad App

Dadditude helps the modern father feel validated in their struggle as fathers while providing research-backed content guides.

The Happy Child Parenting App

Backed by cutting-edge research from top parenting experts in the field, The Happy Child is a new kind of parenting app to help families forge deeper bonds with their children.

Trusted Parenting Network

The Trusted Parenting Network harnesses the power of the internet to further American SPCC’s mission of bringing meaningful parenting support to families across the globe.

Resources like these are provided by American SPCC – a national nonprofit dedicated to building positive childhoods for all children by empowering parents and caregivers with research-backed education and support.

This work is made possible by passionate donors and community advocates. Learn how you can get involved and support the mission here.

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